The Scottish Clearances

The Scottish Clearances
Author: T. M. Devine
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN: 0141985941
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scottish Clearances Book Excerpt:

Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world. But there was in the same period another side to the history of the nation. Many of Scotland's people were subjected to coercive and sometimes violent change: traditional and customary relationships were overturned and replaced by the 'rational' exploitation of land use. The Scottish Clearances is a superb and highly original account of this sometimes terrible process, which changed the Lowland countryside forever, as it also did, more infamously, the old society of the Highlands. Based on an extensive use of original sources, this pioneering book is the first to chart this tumultuous saga in one volume, with due attention to evictions and loss of land in both north and south of the Highland line. In the process, old myths are exploded and familiar assumptions undermined. With many fascinating details and the sense of an epic human story, The Scottish Clearances is an evocative memorial to all whose lives were irreparably changed in the interests of economic efficiency. The result created the landscape of Scotland as we know it today, but that came at a price. This is a story of forced clearance, of the destruction of entire communities and of large-scale emigration. Some winners were able to adapt and exploit the new opportunities, but there were also others who lost everything.

The Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances
Author: Eric Richards
Publsiher: Birlinn
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2012-11-05
ISBN: 0857905244
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highland Clearances Book Excerpt:

Description: A documented study of Scotland's most emotive subjects. It traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s, showing how the process of clearance was part of a wider European movement of rural depopulation.

A History of the Highland Clearances

A History of the Highland Clearances
Author: Eric Richards
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2020-08-05
ISBN: 1000082431
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Highland Clearances Book Excerpt:

First published in 1985, A History of the Highland Clearances: Volume 2 explores the various types of communal and intellectual responses, contemporary and retrospective, to the experience of the clearances. The first section considers the legacy of the two hundred years’ debate about the Highland problem and the place of the clearances therein. The second section assesses the scale, range and timing of the emigrations of the Highlanders, as well as some of the motivations. The third section contemplates the direct popular response to the clearances, the collective memory and the tradition of physical resistance. The fourth section is about the career, trial and reputation of Patrick Sellar, which together embodied much of the social history, ruling ideas, and the necessary mythology of the clearances. The final section considers the fundamental economic problem of the Highlands in the age of the clearances, and the moral and economic alternatives that faced the community, the landlords, and the nation.

The Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances
Author: John Prebble
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1982-03-25
ISBN: 014193316X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highland Clearances Book Excerpt:

In the terrible aftermath of the moorland battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs. Following his magnificent reconstruction of Culloden, John Prebble recounts how the Highlanders were deserted and then betrayed into famine and poverty. While their chiefs grew rich on meat and wool, the people died of cholera and starvation or, evicted from the glens to make way for sheep, were forced to emigrate to foreign lands. ‘Mr Prebble tells a terrible story excellently. There is little need to search further to explain so much of the sadness and emptiness of the northern Highlands today’ The Times.

The Dynamics of Heritage

The Dynamics of Heritage
Author: Laurence Gouriévidis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN: 1317035070
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dynamics of Heritage Book Excerpt:

There has been much academic interest in the role of museums as places where understanding of the past is shaped and legitimised for a wide and increasingly diverse public. This book focuses on the museum representations of the Highland Clearances - a much neglected aspect of one of the most disputed and politically-charged issues in modern Scottish history. Drawing together a range of inter-disciplinary themes and notions, it considers the cultural legacy of the period, brings to light the socially and historically conditioned meanings and values encapsulated in museum narratives of the Clearances, and shows the significance of collective memory in the negotiations inherent in heritage work. Examining both national and local museums in Scotland and concluding with comparisons with Australian museums of migration, Dynamics of Heritage contributes to our understanding of the processes of heritage construction, and its relationship to issues of memory and other modes of engagement with the past.

A History of the Highland Clearances Agrarian transformation and the evictions 1746 1886

A History of the Highland Clearances  Agrarian transformation and the evictions  1746 1886
Author: Eric Richards
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 532
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crofters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Stonemason

The Stonemason
Author: Donald Macleod,Douglas MacGowan
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780275969479
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stonemason Book Excerpt:

Presents first-person account of a man who, along with his family and neighbors, was evicted and persecuted during Scotland's 19th century Highland Clearances when landlords replaced their tenants with livestock.

Debating the Highland Clearances

Debating the Highland Clearances
Author: Eric Richards
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-07-12
ISBN: 0748629580
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debating the Highland Clearances Book Excerpt:

Storm clouds always gather over the story of the Highland Clearances. The eviction of the Highlanders from the glens and straths of the Highlands and Islands of the north of Scotland still causes great historical dispute more than a century after the events. The Highland Clearances also generated a great deal of contemporary controversy and documentation. The record comes in diverse forms and with radically different provenances, offering excellent material for exercises in historical analysis and selection. Debating the Highland Clearances introduces the Highland Clearances as a classic historical problem. Eric Richards reviews the historical debate and examines the methods and sources employed by the combatants past and present. The debates among historians, novelists, politicians and economists are no less passionate today and raise major questions about interpretation and the appropriate frame of reference for the noisy and continuing public debate about the Highland Clearances. This book prese

A History of the Highland Clearances

A History of the Highland Clearances
Author: Eric Richards
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2020-08-05
ISBN: 1000081613
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Highland Clearances Book Excerpt:

First published in 1982, A History of the Highland Clearances looks at the forcible clearance of tenants from land they had farmed for centuries by landlords in the Highlands of Scotland in the early nineteenth century. It examines the general context of historical change, provides a full narrative of the clearances and offers a critical evaluation of the documentary sources upon which the entire story depends. By placing his subject in its historical perspective and into the context of the rest of Britain and Europe, Eric Richards vividly illustrates the realities of the Highland experience in the age of the clearances.

The History of the Highland Clearances

The History of the Highland Clearances
Author: Alexander Mackenzie
Publsiher: Mercat Press Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Highland Clearances Book Excerpt:

"In the nineteenth century many of the inhabitants of the Highland glens were cleared out, often by forcible eviction to make way for a more profitable tenant -- the Great Cheviot sheep. Families had to leave the homes where they had lived for generations. Thousands emigrated over the ocean in the hope of a better life ... The effects of it are still being felt in Scotland -- and in the countries where the unwilling migrants settled. Written while the effects it describes were still unfolding, Mackenzie's impassioned History brings the distress of the age unforgettably before the reader"--Back cover.

The Highland Clearances Trail

The Highland Clearances Trail
Author: Rob Gibson
Publsiher: Luath Press Ltd
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN: 1913025853
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highland Clearances Trail Book Excerpt:

The Highland Clearances Trail answers the where, why, what and whens of the Highland Clearances. Taking you around the significant sites of the Highland Clearances this vivid guide gives a scholarly introduction to a tragic moment in Scotland's history. Perthshire, Ross-Shire, Arran, Sutherland and Caithness are among the many areas covered. With full background information supplied, along with maps and illustrations, The Highland Clearances Trail provides an alternative route around the Highlands that will leave the reader with a deeper understanding of this sublime landscape.

Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances

Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances
Author: Richards Eric Richards
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-07
ISBN: 1474472001
Category: Crofters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year AwardIn April 1816 Patrick Sellar was brought to trial in Inverness for culpable homicide for his treatment of the Highlanders of Strathnaver, the most northerly part of the Scottish highlands. In the process of evicting them from their ancient lands he had allegedly burnt houses, destroyed mills and wrecked pastures. There is perhaps no more hated nor reviled individual in Highland history. This outstanding new book, however, gives a balanced assessment of the man, a vivid account of a terrible episode in Highland history, and a riveting narration of a tormented life. Richard's book is an account of Sellar's life and times: that he was ruthless, avaricious, devious and cruel is beyond question. But his letters suggest a streak of idealism: did he really believe that the displaced highlanders would be better off, better fed, educated and housed in their new homes? Have the Highlands in the end become more productive and prosperous? In the course of his fast-moving and gripping account, Eric Richards looks carefully at these vexed questions.

Clans and Clearance The Highland Clearances Volume One

Clans and Clearance  The Highland Clearances Volume One
Author: Alwyn Edgar
Publsiher: Scholastic
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 9780995660991
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clans and Clearance The Highland Clearances Volume One Book Excerpt:

The lives, customs and traditions of the Scottish Highlanders before the "Highland Clearances" drove most of them out of the Highlands, and an investigation into who was responsible, along with some remarks on the way these events have been treated by orthodox historians, and some general thoughts on the clearances themselves.

The Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances
Author: Alexander Mackenzie
Publsiher: Waverley Books Limited
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-03
ISBN: 9781902407678
Category: Forced migration
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Lowland Clearances

The Lowland Clearances
Author: Peter Aitchison,Andrew Cassell
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN: 0857909673
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lowland Clearances Book Excerpt:

The forced removal of family farmers across the Scottish Lowlands in the 18th and 19th centuries is chronicled in this enlightening social history. The Scottish Agricultural Revolution came at great cost to the poor cottars and tenant farmers who were driven from their homes to make way for livestock and crops. The process of forced evictions through the Highlands known as the Highland Clearances is a well-documented episode of Scottish history. But the process actually began in the Scottish Lowlands nearly a century before—in the so-called Age of Improvement. Though largely overlook by historians, the Lowland Clearances undeniably shaped the Scottish landscape as it is today. They swept aside a traditional way of life, causing immense upheaval for rural dwellers, many of whom moved to the new towns and cities or left the country entirely. With pioneering research, historian Peter Aitchison tells the story of the Lowland Clearances, establishing them as a significant aspect of the Clearances that changed the face of Scotland forever.

Scotland

Scotland
Author: Renee Schulte,College of St. Thomas (Saint Paul, Minn.).
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 18
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Highlands (Scotland)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Survival of the Unfittest

The Survival of the Unfittest
Author: Robert Mathieson
Publsiher: John Donald
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Survival of the Unfittest Book Excerpt:

Accounts of the Highland Clearances have tended to focus on the political aspects, overlooking the depth of suffering and ill-health of the dispossessed crofters. The pace of the relocation was extraordinarily rapid; the new sites were overcrowded, had poor sanitary conditions, and were unsuitable even for subsistence farming. Destitution and disease were rampant. This is the first book to recount the traumatic changes wrought in the lifestyle and health of those who were uprooted. It examines nutrition, health, and disease in the Highlands and Islands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and also discusses the reforms in religion, land tenure, medicine, and health care which, in the century after the Clearances, began to rectify the grossest injustices. This is the first time the story has been told and it is a powerful indictment of man's inhumanity to man.

The History of the Highland Clearances

The History of the Highland Clearances
Author: Alexander Mackenzie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1914
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crofters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Highland Clearances Book Excerpt:

The History of the Highland Clearances

The History of the Highland Clearances
Author: Alexander Mackenzie (F.S.A. (Scotland))
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1914
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crofters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of the Highland Clearances

The History of the Highland Clearances
Author: Eric Richards
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 532
Release: 1982-01-01
ISBN: 9780709922490
Category: Crofters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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